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June 2016 - LGBT Pride Month

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"The Boy in the Dress" (Jack Barnes © BBC 2014)

In June, KQED proudly celebrates the diversity of our community with a special Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Month programming lineup on KQED Public Television.

Premiere dates are listed below. Please click on each program for additional airdates and information.


Wednesday, 6/1
11pm Rugby Player
This uplifting and stereotype-altering documentary tells the story of a mother, a son and what it takes to be a hero.

Monday, 6/13
9pm The Boy in the Dress - new
An adaptation of David Walliams’ book of the same name, The Boy in the Dress is a heart-warming story and a joyous celebration of difference and the irrepressible possibilities of the imagination.

10:07pm Ellen DeGeneres: The Mark Twain Prize
Join a celebration of beloved television icon and entertainment pioneer Ellen DeGeneres.


11:36pm Facing Fear
In this Academy Award–nominated short documentary, a former neo-Nazi skinhead and a gay victim of his hate crime attack meet by chance after 25 years.

Tuesday, 6/14
11:42pm Decoding Alan Turing
A war hero many times over, Alan Turing was later persecuted by the same country he fought to protect for being a homosexual.

Sunday, 6/19
8pm Vicious Special - new
Follow a year in the life of Freddie (Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi) as they enjoy their inheritance and a birthday.

Monday, 6/20
7:30pm Film School Shorts “It’s In the Blood”

11:30pm The Committee – new
This program chronicles the tactics of the little-known Florida legislative investigation committee that existed between 1956 and 1965.


Thursday, 6/30
11pm Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories “Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton”
Poet and filmmaker James Broughton (1913–1999) lived by the motto "follow your weird." His remarkable story spans the Beat generation, his escape to Europe during the McCarthy years and his ascendancy as a revered bard of sexual liberation.


Wednesday, 6/15
7pm Independent Lens “Playwright: From Page to Stage”
The lives of two young playwrights are brought together inextricably in the process of creating a new language for the stage.

8pm David Geffen: American Masters
Notoriously press and camera-shy, David Geffen reveals himself for the first time in this unflinching portrait of a complex and compelling man.

10pm George Michael – Live in London
Experience a collection of performances from the final two dates of Michael’s 2008 25 Live tour.

Sunday, 6/19
10:30pm Independent Lens “Kumu Hina”

Independent Lens "Kumu Hina"
Independent Lens "Kumu Hina" (Kuma Hina youtube)

Over the course of a momentous year, Kumu Hina, a native Hawaiian mahu (transgender) teacher, inspires a tomboyish young girl to claim her place as leader of an all-male hula troupe, as she herself searches for love and a fulfilling romantic relationship with an unpredictable young Tongan man.

Wednesday, 6/22
8pm American Masters “James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket”
This in-depth portrait of author James Baldwin features archival material that reflects his worldwide influence and appeal.

9:30pm Yours, Willa Cather
Hear a voice very different from the polished and controlled voice of Willa Cather the novelist.

Sunday, 6/26
8pm Rex Ray: How to Make a Rex Ray
Take a journey inside the mind of contemporary artist Rex Ray.

9pm Live from Lincoln Center “The Nance Starring Nathan Lane”
Nathan Lane stars as gay headliner Chauncey Miles, who faces a changing world and his own self-loathing during the fading twilight of burlesque in 1930s New York.

Wednesday, 6/29
9pm Alfredo’s Fire
Alfredo Ormando’s fire in St. Peter’s Square leaves the Church, the press and the gay community scurrying to find meaning in his gesture.


Saturday, 6/4
5am The Day It Snowed in Miami
Learn about the political activism behind an equal-rights statute in Miami, and how it galvanized the gay rights movement in Florida and beyond.

Thursday, 6/9
5am Anyone and Everyone
Hear the stories of families from across the country, all connected by a common thread — a gay child.

noon POV “Out in the Night”
Examines the uphill battle of a group of African American lesbians charged with attempted murder when they fought back after being threatened.

Saturday, 6/11
5am Independent Lens “How to Survive a Plague”
This is the story of two grassroots coalitions — ACT UP and Treatment Action Group — who fought to turn AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

Wednesday, 6/15
5am America Reframed “Before You Know It”

America Reframed "Before You Know It"
America Reframed "Before You Know It" (Credit: Mike Simpson/Gathr Films)

Celebrate the bold and brave lives of active gay senior citizens who have witnessed unbelievable change in their lifetimes.

Saturday, 6/18
5am Independent Lens “The New Black”
This film looks at how the African American community grapples with the divisive gay rights issue.

6am Independent Lens “Limited Partnership”

Independent Lens "Limited Partnership"
Independent Lens "Limited Partnership" (Salem Film Festival)

Decades before the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple, a Filipino American and an Australian, fell in love and over the course of 40 years took on the U.S. government to fight for marriage and immigration equality.


KQED 9 is available over the air on DT9.1, 54.2 and 25.1 and via most cable systems on Channel 9. It is on XFINITY cable from Comcast (Channels 9 SD and 709 HD) and on Wave (Channels 9 SD and 164 HD). It can also be found on DIRECTV and DISH satellite systems (Channels 9 SD and HD).

KQED Plus is available over the air on Channels 54, DT54.1, 9.2 and 25.2, and via many cable and satellite systems on either channel 10 or 54. It is on XFINITY cable from Comcast (Channels 10 SD, and 710 HD) and on DIRECTV (Channel 54 SD and HD) and DISH (Channel 54, SD only) satellite systems.

This schedule also lists programs airing on KQED Life (XFINITY 189, Channel 54.3 and Wave 157) and KQED World (XFINITY 190, Channel 9.3 and Wave 156).


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